What kind of soil do you use for a jade plant?
Commercially available potting soil mixes designated for use with cacti or succulents are generally appropriate for use with jade, although the plant may benefit from the addition of a small amount of organic matter. A suitable soil for jade could contain 1 part peat moss, 1 part organic matter and 3 parts course sand.
Once the cut on the jade plant cutting has dried, place the cutting into a potting mixture made of half vermiculite or perlite and half soil. When rooting a jade plant, water sparingly so that the potting mixture is only damp until the jade plant cutting takes root.
- Jade plants are primarily known for their thick, glossy, succulent leaf pads. There are many types of jade but the most familiar houseplants are Crassula ovata and Crassula argentea. These succulents reproduce by vegetative means but can also flower and produce seed. Jade plants grow for many years without blooming.
- Jasmine cuttings. Make the cuttings about 6 inches long, and cut each one directly below a leaf. Strip the leaves from the bottom part of the cutting and dip it in rooting hormone powder. Place each cutting into a hole in damp sand in a planter, and place the planter in a plastic bag to hold moisture.
- The next step in how to start a rubber tree plant from cuttings is to remove the bottom set of leaves from the cutting. If you would like, you can dip the cutting in rooting hormone. Then, place the rubber tree cutting in moist but well-draining potting soil.
Updated: 21st October 2018